Central Illinois Cru is a student-led movement of Christians at a number of campuses in Central Illinois. We believe that Jesus is the most significant person in history, and we want to give everyone on our campuses an accurate picture of who He is and a chance to respond to the good news of new life that He offers. We believe that we need real community with other believers in order to grow in our relationship with God, and we structure our time and activities around that idea. We are a ministry of Cru, (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ).
Cru is an inter-denominational ministry on campus to help students and faculty grow in their walk with the Lord – no matter where they are spiritually. We’re no ordinary club. We’re a network of students and staff on thousands of college campuses in the U.S. and around the world; a global movement for the world’s culturally diverse students. Facilitating spiritual awareness on campus by introducing students and faculty to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, providing students and faculty opportunities to grow in that relationship, and training them to help reach others is what we major in.
Although we each have different experiences and interests, we all share two things in common: We love to have a good time and hang out with each other, and we are convinced that our personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the most fulfilling thing in the world.
Are you investigating a relationship with God for the first time? Or are you just looking for a place to deepen that relationship? If so, we welcome you to come check us out!
WHO WE ARE INTERNATIONALLY
When Bill and Vonette Bright first launched Cru as a campus ministry in 1951, the underlying concept was to “win the campus today and change the world tomorrow.” More than 50 years later, the mission remains the same.
Today, the campus ministry of Cru is a network of vibrant, growing movements on 1,029 campuses in the United States and beyond. Proven and diverse outreach strategies expose millions of students to the gospel each year. Over the past five years, more than 37,900 students made a decision to become a Christian.
Cru International is an interdenominational ministry committed to helping take the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations. We partner with millions of Christians from churches of many denominations and hundreds of other Christian organizations around the world to help Christians grow in their faith and share the Gospel message with others.
For more information on Cru please go to our national website at www.cru.org.